Mimbres Valley AVA

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Mimbres AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1985[1]
Country United States
Part of New Mexico
Climate region Arid
Precipitation (annual average) 9 inches (23 cm)[2]
Total area 636,800 acres (257,704 ha)[3]
Size of planted vineyards 2,000 acres (809 ha)[2]
Grapes produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah[2]

The Mimbres Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in southwestern New Mexico near the towns of Deming and Silver City. The AVA includes the Mimbres Watershed of the Mimbres River, and most vineyards are planted at elevations between 4,000 feet (1,200 m) and 6,000 feet (1,800 m) above sea level. The area is a desert, but irrigation and the deep, rich soils of the once-larger Mimbres River have made viticulture possible since the late 19th century.[2]

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  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.103 Mimbres Valley." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Feb. 1, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d Appellation America (2007). "Mimbres Valley (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Feb. 1, 2008.
  3. ^ Wine Institute, The (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Feb. 1, 2008.